July 16, 2015. English . Gamalama, Colima, Popocatepetl.
July 16, 2015.
Gamalama, Indonesie :
Mount Gamalama in Ternate, North Maluku, erupted on 9:58 a.m. local time on Thursday, spewing dark clouds of volcanic ash around 1,500 meters into the sky.
The head of the Mt Gamalama observation post, Darno Lamane, said in Ternate on Thursday that the volcano had shown an increase in its volcanic activity since Wednesday, including volcanic tremors reaching 90 times.
The alert status, he said, of the volcano, which is 1,700 above the sea level, remained “waspada” (caution), or level 2, from “normal”, or level 1.
“Officials from the Mt Gamalama observation post have continued to monitor the volcanic activity to determine whether they need to increase the volcano’s alert status,” Darno said as quoted by Antara, adding that the post monitored the volcano visually and by recording its volcanic tremors.
Mt Gamalama’s phreatic eruptions, he went on, had continued to occur, spewing dark clouds of volcanic ash to the north and northwest.
Following the eruption, Darno said the observation post had issued a warning letter, prohibiting people from any activity within a radius of around 1.5 kilometers from the crater. The post, he added, had also warned relevant institutions of a possible significant escalation in the volcano’s activity.
Darno urged Ternate residents to stay calm and disregard all information except official information issued by the Mt Gamalama observation post and local administrations.
Sultan Babullah airport in Ternate, North Maluku was shut down this morning following the eruption .
“It was shut down at 10 a.m. local time after Mt. Gamalama erupted,” Transportation Ministry spokesman JA Barata said as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Barata said he did not know when the airport would be reopened, as the authorities were still waiting for updates on weather conditions in the area.
Mt Gamalama erupted lastly in December 2014. The eruption disrupted economic activities in Ternate and forced air authorities to close Babullah Airport for two weeks because of the thick volcanic ash.
Source : The Jakartapost
Photos : thewatchers , Jakartapost .
Colima, Mexique :
Activity at the volcano has been relatively calm. No more significant explosions nor pyroclastic flows were observed during the past 24 hours, but the lava flow on the southern side continues to advance slowly, accompanied by occasional smaller and larger incandescent rockfalls.
Constant glow is seen from the crater, where a lava dome continues to feed the southern lava flow. Occasional rockfalls occur from other areas of the SW and W crater rim as well.
The large paroxysm during the past weekend seems to have removed part of the southern crater wall and a significant part of the dome. Most of this probably occurred during the violent pyroclastic flow on Saturday around 13:00 local time, which reached 12 km distance and came close to Montitlán village.
Preceding and/or during last weekend’s activity, at least 5 lava flow tongues had been emplaced on the southern, southwestern and western upper flanks.
Source : Tom Pfeiffer.
Photo : Volcanodiscovery , Webcamdemexico.
Popocatepetl, Mexique :
July 15, 11:30 h (July 15, 16:30 GMT)
In the last 24 hours the seismic records of the surveillance system of Popocatepetl volcano registered 53 low-intensity exhalations, some of them accompanied by steam, gas and ash.
At night was observed incandescense above the crater.
At the time of this report, the Popocatepetl volcano has a slight emission of steam and gas towards souht west direction .
CENAPRED emphasizes that people SHOULD NOT go near the volcano.
Source : Cenapred .
Photo : Atlixco